Category Archives: Humour
Richard Dawkin’s well publicized arguments against religion have tended to polarize debates between scientists and religious people. That said, there is quite a diversity of views about religion within academia. Casual empiricism suggests that social scientists are, on average, not … Continue reading
Unaccustomed as I am to studying women’s clothing, I am aware (as many of you are I am sure) of the idea that women’s hemlines tracks the macro-economy, specifically that rising hems means the economy is on the way up … Continue reading
A friend of mine (well, a colleague, I don’t really like him) remarked recently that he was feeling “under the cosh” because of some deadline or other. We all know the feeling, exam papers to set, papers to revise, re-submit, … Continue reading
I was never very good at geography in school but I wasn’t too bad at economics.
If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate. h/t @GeneralElectric
One of the great things about being Irish is our sense of humour & our ability not to take things too seriously (the reference below is to Fr Ted in case you don’t know).
Many people like cats. Not as many as like dogs I suspect, since the latter are more loyal and generally affectionate, nonetheless they can make a fine pet. A smaller number of people like helicopters since they are inconveniently large … Continue reading
There is a conference on in Dublin at the moment celebrating George Bernard Shaw. As this article notes, Shaw was a great writer and as a Dub, it is fitting that he is remembered here. Aside from his many plays, … Continue reading